Energy Systems Laboratory
David Claridge

David Claridge

Director & Leland Jordan Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M

Ph.D., P.E., PCC®

B.S. (cum laude), 1964, Engineering Physics, Walla Walla College
M.S., 1966, Physics, Stanford University
Ph.D., 1976, Physics, Stanford University

979.845.1280

dclaridge@tamu.edu

Dr. Claridge is internationally known for his work over the last 20 years directing the development and participating in the implementation of the Continuous Commissioning® process for improving the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings. It has been applied in several hundred large buildings that include higher education facilities, military facilities, medical facilities, and office buildings. He has made major contributions to the analysis of heat transfer between buildings and ground and to the analysis of air leakage in buildings. He is also a world leader in development and application of measurement and verification techniques to determine savings from efficiency projects.

He has taught numerous commissioning workshops and is the author of over 400 journal and conference papers and holds 12 patents. He had 10 years of experience in the HVAC field, prior to coming to Texas A&M in 1986. He frequently gives presentations at national and international conferences and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of ASHRAE and is active nationally in both societies.

Dr. Claridge has over 400 publications, including technical journals, books, book chapters, and conference publications, including over 100 dealing with monitoring of buildings, analysis of monitored building data, or building diagnostics. He is also an author of well over 100 reports. In addition, Dr. Claridge has been the P.I. or Co-P.I. on over $45 million in projects and has advised 70 completed M.S. and 14 Ph.D. degrees

His professional services include serving as President of the ASHRAE College of Fellows, Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Energy Research, Director or Technical Program Chairman of six ASHRAE conferences, Technical Chair of the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, part of the ASHRAE Guideline Project Committee 0.2 The Systems Commissioning Process for Existing Buildings, and Editorial Board of the Journal of Building Performance and Simulation. In addition, he served as a member of numerous ASHRAE and ASME committees, including the ASHRAE Conference and Expositions Committee and ASHRAE Conference and Expositions Executive Committee, and was Chair of ASHRAE Special Publications Committee, ASHRAE TC 4.7 Energy Calculations Committee, and ASME Solar Energy Division.

  • Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas. Sep 2007 – Present
  • Holder of Leland Jordan Endowed Professorship, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Jan 2005 – Present
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Sep 1995 – Present
  • Deputy Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas. Mar 2007 – Aug 2007
  • Associate Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas. Sep 1990 – Mar 2007
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Sep 1986 – Aug 1995
  • Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. Jan 1982 – Aug 1986
  • Manager, Analysis Group (10/80-1/82) and Senior Program Planner/Senior Research Analyst (1/80-1/82), Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado. Jan 1980 – Jan 1982
  • Project Director (7/79-1/80), Professional Staff Member/Analyst (1/77- 7/79) and Congressional Science Fellow (1/76-1/77), Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), U. S. Congress. Jan 1976 – Jan 1980
Honors And Awards
  • Honorary International Member, Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan. 2011
  • Faculty Distinguished Achievement in Research Award, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students. Six awarded among approximately 2500 faculty each year. 2003
  • ASHRAE Fellow. 2008
  • ASME Fellow. 2001
  • TEES Senior Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Sep 1999
  • E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers for outstanding service and achievement in teaching. Jan 1998
  • TEES Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Sep 1997, Sep 1998
  • Graduate Teaching Award, Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering Department. Oct 1997
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. Jun 1997
  • Dresser Industries Professorship, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. Sep 1996
  • Best Paper on Conservation and Solar Buildings, ASME Solar Energy Division. 1988-89, 1991-92 and 1993-94
  • Congressional Science Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1976